FITDOG BLOG: OFF THE LEASH

For the trail blazers and tail chasers

Angela Brittain
Angela Brittain
May 10, 2019
Hiking
Safety
Seasonal

Dogs and Rattlesnakes: How to prevent rattlesnake bites

Dogs and rattlesnakes have one big thing in common: they both thrive in the outdoors. Marshes, grassy fields, forests, and verdant hillsides are playgrounds to both species. We know-- rattlesnakes can seem creepy and frightening. Their venomous fangs...

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Angela Brittain
Angela Brittain
March 22, 2019
Lifestyle
Safety

5 places dogs dislike

Let's face it, it's our world and dogs are just living in it. While you may love your dog tagging along on your weekend errands, there are just some places dogs should never go. Going out in human-dominated public places...

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Andrea Servadio
Andrea Servadio
March 10, 2019
Health
Safety

A dog owners’ guide to ticks

Ticks are one of those creatures that make you squirm, and for good reason: they suck your blood and transmit disease! Unfortunately, if you have a dog that enjoys the outdoors, you will probably be forced to deal...

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Jaclyn Uloth
Jaclyn Uloth
August 27, 2018
Behavior
Safety
Tips & Tricks

Dog park safety: What to look out for at the dog park

We all want to make sure our dogs get plenty of socialization and exercise, and for many of us, that means bringing our dogs to the dog park after work or on the weekends. While dog parks can...

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Angela Brittain
Angela Brittain
July 27, 2018
Hiking
Safety

5 dangers on dog-friendly trails

Trail hiking is not only an exciting outdoor activity, it is an opportunity for dogs to socialize in an open setting and explore new environments. In Southern California, the mountains are right around the corner, so many people may think...

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